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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDOI HMALD-Saturdayi NovtmbfMT. News in brief Chunnel digging starts LONDON France and Britain gave the formal go a head today for the building of the Chunnel tunnel linking Britain with continen- tal Europe. In a short ceremony here British Transport Minister John Peyton and Pierre deputy French transport signed an agreement with represen- tatives of the companies which will build the 32-mile tunnel. The ministers then travelled to Chequers. Prime Minister Heath's official country es- so that Heath and French President Pompidou could watch them sign an inter- governmental treaty com- mitting the two countries to the project. The tunnel was first sug- gested by a French engineer under Napoleon 170 years ago. Preliminary digging started in northern France Friday on the due to be com- pleted by 1980 at a cost es- timated at up to billion Policeman receives sentence Tex. A jury ruled Friday that former Dallas policeman Darrell Cain acted with malice in shooting a 12year-old Mexican-American boy to death last summer. It sen- tenced him to five years in prison. The jury Thursday had found guilty of putting a service revolver to the head of Santos Rodriguez and shooting him July 24. Cam had testified he thought he had emptied the pistol before pull- ing the trigger in an attempt to induce Rodriguez to talk during questioning about a burglary Transplant man celebrates TORONTO Five years ago Charles Per- nn Johnston took a new lease on transplanted heart. One of two to have survived the operation that Mr. a 59-year-old engi- says the last five years were good to him. Before he entered the oper- ating room at St. Michael's Hospital in he had been bedridden with a severe heart disease. Now he works full- time and leads what he be- lieves is a near-normal life. His he is to live one day at a time and enjoy it fully. Mr Johnston has been se- riously ill only once since the transplant. In he re- turned to the hospital for rou- tine but caught a cold that turned into a life-threat- ening infection. The only concession he now makes to his condition is to avoid crowds where he might catch a cold. The world's longest heart- transplant survivor is Louis Russell. 49. of who had his surgery per- formed in August. 1968. Six dead after ship fire DOVER Six persons were found dead in their cabins today after fire swept a German freighter in the English Channel. The believed to be four crew members and two were the object of an air and sea rescue opera- tion since dawn today. But when the charred the 7.636-ton Cap was towed into St. Margaret's Bay near this Channel the coast guard said all six had been found dead in their cabins The Cap San Antonio was -towed into the bay after the crew and Dover dropped by brought the blaze under control. Two men were injured in the one suffering from exposure and the other from the effects of smoke. The crew abandoned ship' as the flames but the captain led'a party Jiack aboard when'a Bntfsh lireboat arrived The ship was carrying chemicals and sheet metal It was not immediately known what caused the fire. News content reduced Fla. A shortage of newsprint has forced cuts in news content in more than 62 per cent of news- papers surveyed by the Associated Press Managing Editors Association A report released today says that of 470 newspapers responding to the survey 295 said they had reduced their news content. The 400 editors from the United States and Canada at- tending the five-day APME convention that opened Friday were to discuss the future of the newsprint shortage today following a speech by Florida Governor Reubin Askew. The first victim of the news- print the survey was syndicated fea- followed by inter- national and national comics and sports. Local news was the last thing the survey said. Least affected was advertis- ing. Only 48 of the newspapers responding said they had cut advertising. Most editors said they received if complaints from readers because of the cuts. Police arrest transient LOS ANGELES Police said early today they had arrested and booked an 18- year-old transient for investigation of murder in Friday's apartment house fire that killed 24 persons. Police identified the man in custody as Michael arrested near- the campus of the University if California. The man had been booked 11 hours before his arrest was made public. The fire was believed to have started in a sofa in the officials said. Some residents said they heard what sounded like an explosion. Altenburg had recently arrived in Los Angeles from Tucson. police said. Arabs tackle Gerald Ford BEIRUT Arabs could do without American wheat but the United States MODERN INDUSTRIAL RENTALS w. S. PhWM 321-MM and Owner RUO SHAMPOOERS FLOOR SANDCA8 RENTAL IS YOUR BEST BUY could not do without Arab says the English-language newspaper Daily Star. The newspaper was com- menting on vice-president designate Gerald Ford's proposal that the United States should consider cutting its exports of foodstuffs to Arab countries if they con- tinue to block oil supplies to the U.S. because of Washington's support for Israel. Ford's congressional record shows two main con- active support for Israel and infantile knowledge of international the Daily Star says. OPTOMETRISTS DR. RALPH F. OLER hit Association with DR. DENNIS H. PITKIN OfflCM In two locations 6Alberta judges are overworked' CALGARY Provin- cial judges are overworked and and because of this many wouid-be good Kennedy boy's leg removed WASHINGTON Doctors amputated the right leg of 12-year-old Edward Kennedy son of the Massachusetts above the knee today in hopes of arresting bone cancer. His father said. am sure the operation was a A spokesman for Georgetown University Hospital said doctors reported young Kennedy the operation very well and his condition is The spokesman said the diagnosis of the physicians is that young Kennedy had a form of bone cancer called which is a tumor of cartilege tissues associated with the bone. judges stay in private prac- a Calgary lawyer told the Kirby Commission investigating the administra- tion of justice in Alberta's lower courts Friday in its last day of public hearings in Calgary. John who is also a relief said he is not suggesting that provincial judges now working Alberta are but conditions and salary provisions for provin- cial judges and prosecutors are so inadequate that people who would make excellent judges and prosecutors are simply not attracted to the He said provincial judges have to deal with too many cases of a minor nature. He suggested that to improve the persons charged with minor traffic offences should not be required to appear in provincial courts. Mr. Gorman also said there should be a chief provincial judge to see to the uniformity of sentencing in Alberta's provincial and that police officers should not be used for menial tasks in the Halted Athens trolly-busses stand immobilized with burnt tires following battles between students and troops in the central part of the 6ity this rHor- ning. German kidnap solved MUNICH Police re- covered today the rest of more than a million-dollar ransom paid by German broil- ed chicken empire owner Fnednch Jahn for the release of his 22-year-old daughter. case is police said The marks missing from the ransom of three mil- lion marks handed to the three kidnappers early Thursday was found today in a forest north of Bayreuth. Police said they were led to the cache by Marlene Mitter- mier. 24. who had about marks hidden inside her bra when police took her into cus- tody Friday. Sky lab 3 crew start mission with a rest HOUSTON -TheSky- lab 3 a trio of rookies seasoned by a docking problem they overcame hand- start nearly three months of scientific research in their orbiting laboratory today. After rendezvous and mission control denied permission Friday evening for Skylab 3 com- mander Gerald Carr and crew-mates William Pogue and Edward Gibson to enter the home-sized space station 13 hours ahead of schedule. A good night's sleep was more ground con- trollers said. So the astronauts bedded down on the couch-like seats in the Apollo command module that earlier had hooked onto the or- biting Skylab. Mission control said they could enter Skylab after breakfast today. The procedure required re1 moving the hatch from their cone-shaped command ship and crawling into the 84-ton lab. vacated by the Skylab 2 crew Sept. 25. Their flight plan provided for a day of turning on systems and. as a ground controller explained all the things you'd do after coming home from a long Shortly before the astronauts said good Pogue said he had experienc- ed apparently the result of weightlessness. He look additional motion- sickness drugs and was told to restrict his movements. Concern about motion sick- ness was another reason ground controllers wanted the Skylab 3 crew to spend Friday night in the command ship. Nausea that temporarily dis- abled the Skylab 2 crew was attributed to weightlessness experienced too soon in the roomy space station. The docking problem arose after a perfect launch into brilliant skies over Cape Canaveral. The astronauts spent eight hours manoeuvring close to Skylab. orbiting 272 miles above the earth. using small rocket Carr nudged a docking probe protruding from the enaroehin'c inln a rnllar on Skylab. but it took three insertions to catch. think what happened is I just hit it too said a Marine lieutenant-colonel. 'Can you imagine com- ing from a Carr's departure created at least one special problem back on earth didn't tell me where he put the keys to the Joann Carr said. Space agency officials ar- ranged for Mrs. Carr to talk to her husband'by radio Monday so she could resume use of the sports car Skylab officials are calling the final Skylab flight a day open-ended' If the astronauts' health is good after two months they will be given weekly extensions to a maximum of 84 days. Man's longest stay in space is 59Vi days by the Skylab 2 crew. The three plan to continue earth photography and astronomical ex- periments begun by earlier Skylab crews. Astronomy takes on increased impor- tance during the final Skylab flight as the crew studies the rnmrl Calgary Jail gets improvement pledge CALGARY The government recognizes that there are problems in the Calgary Correctional Institute and will take to improve the situa- tion in the Calgary Fred Oswin. Alberta's superinten- dent of correctional in- stitutions said Friday. institute is not very well planned from the point of view of security and he told the Harradence commission on the last day of public hearings. The headed by Calgary lawyer Franchise company convicted EDMONTON A company which sells dis- tributorships for its products was convicted Friday for un- lawfully trading in a franchise contrary to the Franchises Act of Alberta. The conviction was the first under the act and believed to be the first of its kind in Canada. Golden Canada Products Ltd. will be sentenced Nov. 22. A company Julian Coucke of also charged under the was remanded to Nov. 22. Provincial Judge Lucien in handing down his 51-page written called the company's marketing scheme complex and com- and said the com- pany violated the provincial act which was designed to protect the public against things as pyramid sales unscrupulous franchise The crown argued that because the company offered distributorships to individuals it should have registered with the securities commission. Golden Canada Products Ltd. is a distributing company for various types of cleaning products. Judge Maynard said there was no evidence the company made any of its products and said the com- pany sells its products only through its distributors and not through any regular wholesale or retail outlets. Milt was ap- pointed by attorney general Merv Leitch to investigate alleged beating of prisoners in the Spy Hill Jail. Mr. Oswin said the include a tentative plan to add 12 more corrections officers to the in- stitute staff next year. He said the government is also not satisfied with the design of the built in 1998. The completion of a remand centre in Calgary should take some pressure off the Mr. Oswin the centre is we will be able to close down one of the large dormitories and partition it into dormitories containing not more than 12 James F. warden of the said staff shortage has been a big problem. He said his institute now is a with hardly any correctional facilities. Dr. Theodore the institute's medical said many jail staff suffer from depression and nervous1 tension. He said he Deneves the guards are unahppy with the physical layout of the jail and their working conditions. He also said most of the from the prisoners result from boredom and frustration. is a not a medical Dr Winston said the best way to improve the health of the prison staff is to pay them provide them with better job security and better working conditions. He said increase of ten- sion and in the jail in the last 18 months from the time the in- stitution had to begin dealing with drug men presented a totally different problem which the jail was in no way prepared to deal with. This may stem from inadequacies in the Dr. Winston said he didn't receive any complaints from prisoners during the when alleged beatings by guards took place. In at least one case he said he suspected that a prisoner inflicted the in- jury on himself. In the Alberta supreme court three prisoners who earlier told the commis- sion they were by guards and police officers Trucking industry unloads subsidy idea CALGARY The trucking industry does not want the federal government to subsidize Len Huyser. chairman of the legislative and procedures committee of the Alberta Motor Transport Association said Friday. He told the association's an- nual convention that govern- ment subsidies never because they the total transport cost by the cost to the government of collecting tax money for the trucks would mean fewer ac- cidents and will save the operators money. were found guilty of assualting police officers. Michael Bilsky. and Donald were sentenced to two years in jail for assaulting two police con- stables outside the Foothills Hospital last July 17. Gerald sentenced to six months for attacking another police constable in the jail on the same day. Mr. Justice D. H. Brown said after hearing the evidence that he was satisfied that it was the prisoners who assaulted the police and not vice versa as alleged by the prisoners. The incident took place when guards and police of- ficers took several who had consumed a jail- made to the hospital. Mr. Harradence said he will his findings and recommendations to solicitor general Helen who will make them public. am satisfied everything of relevance was brought before me. I will do my ut- most to get the report before the solicitor general at the earliest possible NDP team lauded at Saskatoon SASKATOON The Saskatchewan New Democratic Party govern- ment placed its record before the rank and file Friday public at least- received the membership's blessing. Although press and public at the NDP annual convention were excluded from the policy delegates gave warm applause to Premier Al- lan Blakeney in public sessions and had few critical questions for his ministers at an Mr. Blakeney and federal NDP leader David Lewis may have stolen some of tjie thunder of potential critics by delivering speeches stressing the energy issue. Both leaders urged greater government controls on petro- leum companies and greater government involvement in the industry. By the end of the first of the three days of the 700 delegates and visitors had with up to 300 more expected. For the most they car- ried on their work in deciding in closed policy com- mittees which resolutions will be put before the convention in public beginning this after- noon. Government may fix hog prices EDMONTON The Alberta government will fix the cost of acT hog prices if the industry fails ministering the money and the to stabilize Agriculture cost to carriers of claiming Minister Dr. Hugh Horner the warned Friday. Mr. Huyser said subsidies He chastised the industry would lead to unrealistic wage for allowing hog prices to flue- demands by unions and blind tuate quickly and companies as to the real cost of operation. are making a quick governments are truly dollar by jumping prices interested in reducing the cost Dr. Horner said dur- of then they ing the final day of the Alberta should do the only thing possi- Association of Municipal J Counties fall ble to achieve that costs of opera- tion for The AMTA has proposed to the Alberta government that the maximum speed limit on the province's highways be reduced to 55 miles per and that the highways should be upgraded. AMTA president Al Bietz said a reduced speed limit for Districts and convention. In an interview following his the minister said there is a spread of to a hundredweight between Ed- monton and Toronto. The industry claims the spread represents a transpor- tation Dr. Horner said. Yet hogs are not shipped from Alberta to the Toronto market and there is no need for hogs to be so much cheaper in Alberta than in central Canada. The minister criticized packers for not living up to their responsibility to make a contribution to livestock price stability in Alberta. If they continue to be the industry will be subjected to price he said. The Saskatchewan govern- ment recently established a floor price for hogs in an ef- fort to stabilize livestock prices in that Dr. Horner noted. He said he would prefer if this were not necessary in but left no doubt that he would choose this or a similar route if it became necessary. Cabinet meets in Gatiiieau Hills OTTAWA The federal cabinet is meeting in a cottage in the Gatineau Hills today to make long-range plans for the coming year. Despite speculation that the meeting was hurriedly called to deal with the energy informants said the conference has been planned for weeks. The cabinet will discuss what government legislation should receive parliamentary approval this session and what measures should be announc- ed in the throne speech open- ing the next session of Parliament. Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan's abrupt departure from where he was attending the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization spark- ed rumors that the cabinet was holding an emergency session to deal with the energy problem. Sources said later that Mr. Whelan knew of the meeting before leaving for Rome and called his office Friday to see whether he should still attend the meeting. When told he was he announced he would be leaving Rome earlier than ex- pected. Carpet PHONE 328-2853 si cam ;